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in the next congress and it is very important. let me say whether we abuilding high-speed rail, inner-city passenger rail, transit services, any kind of infrastructure highways you would not want to build the four lane highway where there are no passengers or vehicles with access that you would not want to build a city transit system where you don't have adequate capacity and passengers to use that facility, the same thing holds true anymore with passenger service. when i heard president obama and this administration, beginning to promote high speed rail, unfortunately most of the money, the $10 billion, does not go for high-speed rail. they chose instead to support almost 150 projects and that number is growing and a lot of that money has been left behind. in fact, most of the money that has been read dedicated to high speed rail has been sent back by states including my state, the state of florida, we had to switch a proposal for high-speed rail, the actual speed was 84 miles an hour. 84 miles for one hour transit the distance of the proposed link in central florida, that is not high spe
myself one of the strongest proponents of high-speed rail, inner-city passenger service, commuter and mass transit in the congress and in the united states but what we want our projects that make sense for the taxpayers, what we want our projects that operate where we have the greatest need and the lowest subsidization by the federal government for those activities but today we will focus almost entirely on the northeast corridor where we started comment and let me make a few comments about that. first, i have to say that the history of amtrak, attempting to provide high-speed rail in the northeast corridor, has been sort of a horrible history and maybe i can highlight some of the problems we have had. i don't want to just focus on the problems we have had but you have to learn by your experience. first, the original intent to develop high-speed rail, we came up with the a solo project, we had regional service in the northeast corridor, in the area from washington d.c. to new york and boston. and let me say i think it is absolutely critical that we develop that corridor. not only
, well villager compound in kendu bay, probably an hour and a half from the city of consumer -- kisumu. it now had a cement floor but we were told would obama's slept they are there was no cement, just rolled much. and he spent two nights there. when he was visiting that area, that part of the obama clan on his journey through africa, his first ever trip there. just to think, it's not like, it has nothing to do with how i feel about obama. and really, i don't approach the book that way anywhere. is just the main character of my book. and has nothing to do what i like him or dislike him. it has to do with the history of seeing this little place, before anybody, anybody knew who the hell barack obama was. you know, he was 26 years old, making that first journey back to a land that he had never seen before. and i was looking at this little hut on the floor where he slept of those nights back in 1987, and just kind of come it didn't overwhelm the but it made me realize that, to see history as so much more powerful than just sort of think about it or read about it. i mean, i'll be able to p
to say the same people. i have tried to say it over the years and i think in the city, people have dismissed as well, you are being a pollyanna or something like that, but i still say it's all the people who never gave up and had every reason to. first in that line would be people like my grandparents. not the cynical people that these unlettered people who never ever quit, who got up every day and believe that even if they didn't make it, those who came after them would. it's almost as though they self sacrificed. they were self-sacrificing, offering for these two boys and the generations to come afterwards. so you know, people say you haven't, i haven't done this or that. you know, i think you and i both have people who gave the last full measure for us and many many ways. so i can't really take too many bows for that. >> there is so much there and over the course of our conversation i hope to reach the declaration of the independence and the last full measure, "the gettysburg address." you mentioned who was then and who wasn't, we and how that changed over time. ike just want to
to assist the construction of up to 120,000 new homes and delivering on flood defend schemes in more cities. on top of broadband expansion for our countryside and larger cities, we're funding broadband in 123 smaller -- 12 smaller cities, cambridge, darby, oxford, portsmouth, york, newport, aberdeen, and derry, londonderry. in addition to a third of a billion pounds announced this autumn for british science, we are today announcing 600 million pounds more for the u.k. scientific research infrastructure, and since improving our education system is the best investment in a competitive economy, i am today committing 270 million pounds to fund improvements in further education colleges and one billion pounds to expand good schools and build 100 new free schools and academies. [cheers and applause] mr. speaker, scotland, wales and northern ireland will get their share of additional capital spending put at their disposal as involved in administrations. on top of this five billion pounds of support for business, we are ready to provide guarantees for up to 40 billion pounds more. today i can annou
that in the markets where we need spectrum the most, these are the largest cities, and that's what we're the most spectrum-constrained for mobile brand. tsa also where broadcasting is the most profitable, because there are more eyeballs condensed, you know, compacted into a small area like new york city where there are 28 tv stations. so in order to yield 60 megahertz, let's say, at 6 megahertz per tv station, that's ten tv stations like these that would have to go dark or channel share. in a new york city, for instance. that's more than a third. that's a lot. i hope that's the case. i hope it actually happens, but i'm not convinced yet that it will. so i think we need to be more cautious and sort of fiscally conservative with some of the assumptions that went into the cbo or the omb estimates. >> and if i could just emphasize because, you know, there are some components of the bill for public safety, other expenditures. but another part of that legislation was to provide some revenue to pay down the national debt. $15 billion is right now estimated to be raised that would go towards paying down
away, the villages and cities, and brought them to the ridgelines and the mountaintops where we had seized the drink of build weapons around at all the to tactical firepower initiative that you ever want to have. and it goes without saying the soldiers did extremely valor things. and one of those missions, one of our soldiers has just been notified he is been -- posthumously. but nfib was a much large human beings on human beings fighting. and it took 12 hours to do this. five companies in contact at once. very, very difficult. but the in state of that was all the political entities, the provincial towns, the governor, the district governor in the area were ecstatic that finally something had been done to this growing insurgent problem that kept coming in to kunar. it was a festering cancer that had metastasize and was destabilizing everything. so that was the first thing to do in the first three months was pushed that bubble back, and then from then on we did a series of operations like that to expand the security bubbles elsewhere. ending with units three and four in april of 2011
women's leadership academy in the harlem area of new york city, one of the first and most successful pilot projects for girls public schools with which i know the presiding officer is very familiar. and i remember the time i invited senator barbara mikulski to texas, because she and i have worked together supporting for so many years, and this year have been, she chair, and i ranking members of the appropriations subcommittee. we went to visit the johnson space center because i wanted her to see the great work they are doing there. and then i took her to the houston rodeo, because i wanted her to see the texas culture. well, i'm not sure that the senator who grew up in the inner city of baltimore knew exactly how people would dress at the rodeo, but suffice it to say, there were a lot of rhinestones and cowboy boots and big hair and big hats. senator mikulski whispered to me during this time, kay, if we were here monday and we went to the chamber of commerce, do these people look like this? and i said, yes, pretty much. so senator mikulski and i also teamed up to pass the homemaker i
-esteem. a job history footing in life in the city of parliament, we must strive to give every young person opportunity to contribute fully to society. work experience introduces some people at the work. it's valuable and essential to education of young people. at present there is no obligation for schools or local authorities to provide this so opportunities vary greatly. my constituency, almost everyone goes to work experience combined with extremely beneficial. they are real and tangible benefits. together, mobutu campaign or rationalization of opportunities that if effective, viable and high-quality for everyone. thermostats, what about this people who lack education? it's got the number of apprenticeships are writing, but despite an overall price and the number of apprenticeships, 75% of increase is due to people over 25 years old. we need to provide stable apprenticeships for people of all ages and young people who are the skilled workers of tomorrow. we can work with the government to create sustainable apprenticeships for you people. finally, members of youth parliament today need t
with a twinkle in his eyes. i also remember in the community or the city of -- in the russian far east. we were at a hotel and i would say that this hotel, if there are any hotels in regard to the russian far east this one had to be won on the last of the list and as we went into our rooms i discovered that my dad was a wooden frame and then just straps, no mattress and then one blanket and no pillow. i thought being the junior member of this codel, this was something that they assigned to me so i went down the hall with my special key in hand and my special i.d. and that part of the world, that is what you do. i knocked on danny store and he said how can i be of service to you dear friend? i said, i would just like to look at your accommodations, thinking of course he would have a bed and there was a wooden bed with the same kind of accommodations and no mattress and just one blanket. and he said, why are you interested in that bed? i said well, i thought being the junior member and having the same thing, that you know something might be better in your quarters. he got a big kick out of that a
in baltimore -- you have been there many times yourself. you know it is a city known for his row houses, not for its rodeos. kay invited me to come into the rodeo in the astrodome. with i showed up, to her surprise -- well, i showed up, to her surprise. i had little boots on, a cowgirl hat and a vest. she put me in a buckboard and deep in the heart of texas we circled the astrodome together. i was in a buckboard. she was in a pall m palomino neo me. at the end of the evening, i was there munching on barbecue, affectionately called buckboard barb, and that's the kind of thing -- and i have the pictures to show it. they're locked up. i don't widely distribute them much but it was a heck of an evening. i say that because, again, out of that comes great friendships that also lead to smoothing the way, not paving -- actually, not smoothing the way -- paving the way, where we put our heads together to solve our national problems, a understand t and toy where we get the best ideas from a variety of approaches. and at the end of the way, we feel better but america is better off. i'm really -- i
in the government and as a major cities a conservative but the reason that the reporters have called him moderate is not because of his voting record but it's because of his manner and in this climate, she has a moderate manner and that he is willing to talk to democrats. he is willing to work with sam and engage with president obama on issues and there are some liberal democrats so maybe that is the language that we should be more careful to use. >> can i just follow a format? i think susan is right. it's about more than ideology it would be a mistake to say this is nothing but an ideological polarization of the parties. it also has to do with the sort of process of politics and a belief in the legitimacy of the other side and the willingness to engage in the give-and-take. barney frank, you've got to love him pretty well with his ranking republican spencer bachus but once the finished in the committee even though many of his ideas were included, i can't possibly support you because my party has a strategy. it's a political strategy that i can't do anything about it. there is a dynamic at work t
for the first time in history. there are representatives of four new york city boroughs on this record. tragically, staten island is underrepresented on the supreme court. [laughter] but you never know when it could be vacancies and we could address that gap. there are six products of harvard law school and free products of your law school on the supreme court. they're currently there are currently no other law schools in the united states. [laughter] besides those two. it is a bizarre and unfortunate fact, i think, actually. but those are what i hope or interesting facts about the supreme court erred greatly, i don't think they are very important. here is an important thing. if there is a take away here, have gotten to the point early that there were five republicans and four democrats, and that really tells you much of what you need to know. it is true that the justices are supposed to look like and supposed to give the perception that they are all pretty much the same. but just as on the other side of the united states congress is deeply divided according to party, so is the united
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